C G Jung Quotes

Collection of famous quotes and sayings about C G Jung.

Quotes About C G Jung

Enjoy collection of 100 C G Jung quotes. Download and share images of famous quotes about C G Jung. Righ click to see and save pictures of C G Jung quotes that you can use as your wallpaper for free.

#1. what am I to do here? - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#2. Generally certain symptoms appear, among them a peculiar use of language: one wants to speak forcefully in order to impress one's opponent, so one employs a special, "bombastic" style full of neologisms which might be described as "power-words." This symptom is observable not only in the psychiatric clinic but also among certain modern philosophers, and, above all, whenever anything unworthy of belief has to be insisted on in the teeth of inner resistance: the language swells up, overreaches itself, sprouts grotesque words distinguished only by their needless complexity. The word is charged with the task of achieving what cannot be done by honest means. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#3. If statistical reality is the only one, then that is the sole authority. There is then only one condition, and since no contrary condition exists, judgment and decision are not only superfluous but impossible. Then the individual is bound to be a function of statistics and hence a function of the State or whatever the abstract principle of order may be called. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#4. I deliberately and consciously give preference to a dramatic, mythological way of thinking and speaking, because this is not only more expressive but also more exact than an abstract scientific terminology, which is wont to toy with the notion that its theoretic formulations may one fine day be resolved into algebraic equations. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#5. I am looking forward enormously to getting back to the sea again, where the overstimulated psyche can recover in the presence of that infinite peace and spaciousness. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#6. When you succeed in awakening the Kundalini, so that it starts to move out of its mere potentiality, you necessarily start a world which is totally different from our world. It is the world of eternity. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#7. When our natural inheritance has been dissipated, then the spirit too, as Heraclitus says, has descended from its fiery heights. But when spirit becomes heavy it turns to water, and with Luciferian presumption the intellect usurps the seat where once the spirit was enthroned. The spirit may legitimately claim the patria potestas over the soul; not so the earth-born intellect, which is man's sword or hammer, and not a creator of spiritual worlds, a father of the soul. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#8. Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#9. As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#10. To be "unhistorical" is the Promethean sin, and in this sense the modern man is sinful. A higher level of consciousness is like a burden of guilt! - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#11. I also had to detach myself from my thoughts through turning my desire away from them. And at once, I noticed that my self became a desert, where only the sun of unquiet desire burned. I was overwhelmed by the endless infertility of this desert. Even if something could have thrived there, the creative power of desire was still absent. Wherever the creative power of desire is, there springs the soil's own seed. But do not forget to wait. Did you not see that when your creative force turned to the world, how the dead things moved under it and through it, how they grew and prospered, and hour your thoughts flowed in rich rivers? If your creative force now turns to the place of the soul, you will see how your soul becomes green and how its field bears wonderful fruit. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#12. At first we cannot see beyond the path that leads downward to dark and hateful things but no light or beauty will ever come from the man who cannot bear this sight. Light is always born of darkness, and the sun never yet stood still in heaven to satisfy man's longing or to still his fears. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#13. The next day he went to the archbishop and told him that he was resolved to go out into the world to preach the gospel of God's unending mercy. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#14. But it also happens at times that dreams genuinely tell us something about other people. In this way, the unconscious plays a role that is far from being fully understood. Like all the higher forms of life, man is in tune with the living beings around him to a remarkable degree. He perceives their sufferings and problems, their positive and negative attributes and values, instinctively-quite independently of his conscious thoughts about other people. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#15. But the very fact that this process is unconscious gives us the reason why man has thought of everything except the psyche in his attempts to explain myths. He simply didn't know that the psyche contains all the images that have ever given rise to myths, and that our unconscious is an acting and suffering subject with an inner drama which primitive man rediscovers, by means of analogy, in the processes of nature both great and small.11 [9] - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#16. The alchemist saw the union of opposites under the symbol of the tree, and it is therefore not surprising that the unconscious of present-day man, who no longer feels at home in his world and can base his existence neither on the past that is no more nor on the future that is yet to be, should hark back to the symbol of the cosmic tree rooted in this world and growing up to heaven - the tree that is also man. In the history of symbols this tree is described as the way of life itself, a growing into that which eternally is and does not change; which springs from the union of opposites and, by its eternal presence, also makes that union possible. It seems as if it were only through an experience of symbolic reality that man, vainly seeking his own "existence" and making a philosophy out of it, can find his way back to a world in which he is no longer a stranger. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#17. How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#18. You can hardly say of your soul what sex it is. But if you pay close attention, you will see that the most masculine man has a feminine soul, and the most feminine woman a masculine soul. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#19. Is that which science calls the "psyche" not merely a question-mark arbitrarily confined within the skull, but rather a door that opens upon the human world from a world beyond, now and again allowing strange and unseizable potencies to act upon him and to remove him, as if upon the wings of the night, from the level of common humanity to that of a more personal vocation? - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#20. Good advice is often a doubtful remedy, but generally not dangerous because it has so little
effect ... - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#21. You do not overcome the old teaching through doing less, but through doing more. Every step closer to my soul excites the scornful laughter of my devils, those cowardly ear-whisperers and poison-mixers. It was easy for them to laugh, since I had to do strange things. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#22. School came to bore me. It took up far too much time which I would rather have spent drawing battles and playing with fire. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#23. Meaninglessness inhibits fullness of life and is therefore equivalent to illness. Meaning makes a great many things endurable-perhaps everything.-Memories, Dreams, Reflections - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#24. It is painful - there is no denying it - to interpret radiant things from the shadow-side, and thus in a measure reduce them to their origins in dreary filth. But it seems to me to be an imperfection in things of beauty, and a weakness in man, if an explanation from the shadow-side has a destructive effect. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#25. The words that oscillate between nonsense and supreme meaning are the oldest and truest. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#26. There is a thinking in primordial images, in symbols which are older than the historical man, which are inborn in him from the earliest times, eternally living, outlasting all generations, still make up the groundwork of the human psyche. It is only possible to live the fullest life when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#27. A story told by the conscious mind has a beginning, a development, and an end, but the same is not true of a dream. Its dimensions in time and space are quite different; to understand it you must examine it from every aspect-just as you may take an unknown object in your hands and turn it over and over until you are familiar with every detail of its shape. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#28. We want to have certainties and no doubts
results and no experiments
without even seeing that certainties can arise only through doubt and results only through experiment. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#29. Dreams give information about the secrets of the inner life and reveal to the dreamer hidden factors of his personality. As long as these are undiscovered, they - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#30. What is essential in a work of art is that it should rise far above the realm of personal life and speak from the spirit and heart of the poet as man to the spirit and heart of mankind. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#31. This formulation will not please the mass man or the collective believer. For the former the policy of the State is the supreme principle of thought and action. Indeed, this was the purpose for which he was enlightened, and accordingly the mass man grants the individual a right to exist only in so far as he is a function of the State. The believer, on the other hand, while admitting that the State has a moral and factual claim on him, confesses to the belief that not only man but the State that rules him is subject to the overlordship of "God," and that, in case of doubt, the supreme decision will be made by God and not by the State. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#32. A purely causalistic psychology is only able to reduce every human individual to a member of the species Home sapiens, since its range is limited to what is transmitted by heredity or derived from other sources. But a work of art is not transmitted or derived–it is a creative reorganization of those very conditions to which a causalistic psychology must always reduce it. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#33. It [Joyce's "Ulysses"] plays on the reader's sympathies to his own undoing unless sleep kindly intervenes and puts a stop to this drain of energy. Arrived at page 135, after making several heroic efforts to get at the book, to "do it justice", as the phrase goes, I fell at last into profound slumber. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#34. The stone has no uncertainties, no urge to communicate, and is eternally the same for thousands of years, while I am only a passing phenomenon which bursts into all kinds of emotions, like a flame that flares up quickly and then goes out. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#35. I am accused of mysticism. I do not, however, hold myself responsible for the fact that man has, everywhere and always, spontaneously developed religious forms of expression, and that the human psyche from time immemorial has been shot through with religious feelings and ideas. Whoever cannot see this aspect of the human psyche is blind, and whoever chooses to explain it away, or to "enlighten" it away, has no sense of reality. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#36. The great Poetry that creates out of the soul of humankind is inaccurately explained if we reduce it to the personal - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#37. The life that I could still live, I should live, and the thoughts that I could still think, I should think. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#38. For it is the function of consciousness not only to recognize and assimilate the external world through the gateway of the senses, but to translate into visible reality the world within us. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#39. Answer to Job : 601 was an anticipation in the grand manner, but everything still hung in mid air as mere revelation that never came down to earth. In view of these facts one cannot, with the best will in the world, see how Christianity, as we hear over and over again, is supposed to have burst upon world history as an absolute novelty. If ever anything had been historically prepared, and sustained and supported by the existing Weltanschauung, Christianity would be a classic example. XII - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#40. Faith, hope, love, and insight are the highest achievements of human effort. They are found-given-by experience. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#41. I am an orphan, alone: nevertheless I am found everywhere. I am one, but opposed to myself. I am youth and old man at one and the same time. I have known neither father nor mother, because I have had to be fetched out of the deep like a fish, or fell like a white stone from heaven. In woods and mountains I roam, but I am hidden in the innermost soul of man. I am mortal for everyone, yet I am not touched by the cycle of aeons. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#42. Even the most carefully defined philosophical or mathematical concept, which we are sure does not contain more than we have put into it, is nevertheless more than we assume. It is a psychic event and as such partly unknowable. The very numbers you use in counting are more than you take them to be. They are at the same time mythological elements (for the Pythagoreans, they were even divine); but you are certainly unaware of this when you use numbers for a practical purpose. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#43. For we are all in some way or other kept asunder by our secrets; and instead of seeking through confession to bridge the abysses that separate us from one another, we choose the easy by-way of deceptive opinions and illusions. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#44. Every Mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother and every mother extends backwards into her mother and forwards into her daughter. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#45. Like the Dove, the Lamb, and the Cock adorning our church towers. Yet all this does not alter the fact that in childhood we go through a phase when archaic thinking and feeling once more rise up in us, and that all through our lives we possess, side by side with our newly acquired directed and adapted thinking, a fantasy-thinking which corresponds to the antique state of mind. Just as our bodies still retain vestiges of obsolete functions and conditions in many of their organs, so our minds, which have apparently outgrown those archaic impulses, still bear the marks of the evolutionary stages we have traversed, and re-echo the dim bygone in dreams and fantasies. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#46. The universal hero myth always refers to a powerful man or god-man who vanquishes evil in the form of drag- ons, serpents, monsters, demons, and so on, and who liberates his people from destruction and death.

The narration or ritual repetition of sacred texts and ceremonies, and the worship of such a figure with dances, music, hymns, prayers, and sacrifices, grip the audience with numinous emotions and exalt the individual to an identification with the hero. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#47. Consciousness naturally resists anything unconscious and unknown. I have already pointed out the existence among primitive peoples of what anthropologists call "misoneism," a deep and superstitious fear of novelty. The primitives manifest all the reactions of the wild animal against untoward events. But "civilized" man reacts to new ideas in much the same way, erecting psychological barriers to protect himself from the shock of facing something new. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#48. The language and the "people" of the unconscious are symbols, and the means of communications dreams.
Thus an examination of Man and his Symbols is in effect an examination of man's relation to his own unconscious. And since in Jung's view the unconscious is the great guide, friend, and adviser of the conscious, this book is related in the most direct terms to the study of human beings and their spiritual problems. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#49. I was twenty-four when I read 'Zarathustra'. I could not understand it, but it made a profound impression upon me, and I felt an analogy between it and the girl in some peculiar way. Later, of course, I found that 'Zarathustra' was written from the unconscious and is a picture of what that man should be. If Zarathustra had come through as a reality for Nietzsche instead of remaining in his 'spirit world,' the intellectual Nietzsche would have had to go. But this feat of realization, Nietzsche could not accomplish. It was more than his brain could master. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#50. I have evidently taken on a completely monstrous form in which I can no longer recognize myself. It - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#51. Remember that you can know yourself, and with that you know enough. But you cannot know others and everything else. Beware of knowing what lies beyond yourself, or else your presumed knowledge will suffocate the life of those who know themselves. A knower may know himself. That is his limit.
- Carl Gustav Jung - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#52. Myths, however, consist of symbols that were not invented but happened. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#53. The sad truth is that man's real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites - day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and evil. We are not even sure that one will prevail against the other, that good will overcome evil, or joy defeat pain. Life is a battleground. It always has been and always will be; and if it were not so, existence would come to an end. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#54. I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#55. What is it, in the end, that induces a man to go his own way and to rise out of unconscious identity with the mass as out of a swathing mist? Not necessity, for necessity comes to many, and they all take refuge in convention. Not moral decision, for nine times out of ten we decide for convention likewise.

What is it, then, that inexorably tips the scales in favour of the extra-ordinary? It is what is commonly called vocation: an irrational factor that destines a man to emancipate himself from the herd and from it's well-worn paths. True personality is always a vocation and puts its trust in it as God, despite its being, as the ordinary man would say, only a personal feeling. But vocation acts like a law of God from which there is no escape. The fact that many a man who goes his own way ends in ruin means nothing to one who has a vocation. He must obey his own law, as if it were a daemon whispering to him of new and wonderful paths. Anyone with a vocation hears the voice of the inner man: he is called….

The original meaning of "to have a vocation" is "to be addressed by a voice." The clearest examples of this are to be found in the avowals of the Old Testament prophets. That it is not just a quaint old-fashioned way of speaking is proved by the confessions of historical personalities such as Goethe and Napolean, to mention only two familiar examples, who made no secret of their feeling of vocation. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#56. A human relationship is not based on differentiation and perfection, for these only emphasize the differences or call forth the exact opposite; it is based, rather, on imperfection, on what is weak, helpless and in need of support - the very ground for dependence. The perfect have no need of others, but weakness has, for it seeks support and does not confront its partner with anything that might force him into an inferior position and even humiliate him. This humiliation may happen only too easily when high idealism plays too prominent a role. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#57. We find . . . in everyday life, where dilemmas are sometimes solved by the most surprising new propositions; many artists, philosophers, and even scientists owe some of their best ideas to inspirations . . . from the unconscious. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#58. Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one's own being. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#59. The "I" was not the self, but from there one could see the divine miracle. The small light resembled the great light. Henceforth, he stopped painting mandalas. The dream had expressed the unconscious developmental process, which was not linear, and he found it completely satisfying. He felt utterly alone at that time, preoccupied with something great that others didn't understand. In the dream, only he saw the tree. While they stood in the darkness, the tree appeared radiantly. Had he not had such a vision, his life would have lost meaning. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#60. The way is within us, but not in Gods, nor in teachings, nor in laws. Within us is the way, the truth, and the life. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#61. The unconscious is not a demoniacal monster, but a natural entity which, as far as moral sense, aesthetic taste, and intellectual judgement go, is completely neutral. It only becomes dangerous when our conscious attitude to it is hopelessly wrong. To the degree that we repress it, its danger increases. But the moment the patient begins to assimilate contents that were previously unconscious, its danger diminishes. The dissociation of personality, the anxious division of the day-time and the night-time sides of the psyche, cease with progressive assimilation. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#62. Until you allow the unconscious to become conscious, it will rise up to you as your life and you will call it your fate - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#63. On the contrary, every civilized human being, however high his conscious development, is still an archaic man at the deeper levels of his psyche. Just as the human body connects us with the mammals and displays numerous vestiges of earlier evolutionary stages going back even to the reptilian age, so the human psyche is a product of evolution which, when followed back to its origins, shows countless archaic traits. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#64. This kind of for-getfulness was called repression, and is the normal mechanism by which nature protects the individual from such painful feelings as are caused by unpleasant and unacceptable experiences and thoughts, the recognition of his egoistic nature, and the often quite unbearable conflict of his weaknesses with his feelings of idealism. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#65. The ideas of the moral order and of God belong to the ineradicable substrate of the human soul. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#66. People think you have only to 'tell' a person that he 'ought' to do something in order to put him on the right track. But whether he can or will do it is another matter. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#67. The foremost of his therapeutic principles is that conscious realization is an important agent for transforming the personality. The - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#68. What, on a lower level, had led to the wildest conflicts and to panicky outbursts of emotion, now looks like a storm in the valley seen from the mountaintop. This does not mean that the storm is robbed of its reality, but instead of being in it one is above it. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#69. The State in particular is turned into a quasi-animate personality from whom everything is expected. In reality it is only a camouflage for those individuals who know how to manipulate it. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#70. Let things happen. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#71. When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#72. Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally short-sighted age thinks only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations ... - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#73. Man is much more the victim of his psychic constitution than its inventor. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#74. The present day shows with appalling clarity how little able people are to let the other man's argument count, although this capacity is a fundamental and indispensable condition for any human community. Everyone who proposes to come to terms with himself must reckon with this basic problem. For, to the degree that he does not admit the validity of the other person, he denies the "other" within himself the right to exist - and vice versa. The capacity for inner dialogue is a touchstone for outer objectivity. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#75. Find out what a person fears most and that is where he will develop next. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#76. Our dream life allows us to have a look at these subliminal perceptions and shows us that they have an effect upon us. After having an agreeable dream about somebody, even without interpreting the dream, I shall involuntarily look at that person with more interest. The dream image may have deluded me, because of my projections; or it may have given me objective information. To find out which is the correct interpretation requires an honest, attentive attitude and careful thought. But, as is the case with all inner processes, it is ultimately the Self that orders and regulates one's human relationships, so long as the conscious ego takes the trouble to detect the delusive projections and deals with these inside himself instead of outside. It is in this way that spiritually attuned and similarly oriented people find their way to one another, to create a group that cuts across all the usual social and organizational affiliations of people. Such a group is not in conflict with others; it is merely different and independent. The consciously realized process of individuation thus changes a person's relationships. The familiar bonds such as kinship or common interests are replaced by a different type of unity-a bond through the Self. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#77. Be glad that you can recognize [your madness], for you will thus avoid becoming its victim. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#78. The theme of submission as an essential attitude toward promotion of the successful initiation rite can be clearly seen in the case of girls or women. Their rite of passage initially emphasizes their essential passivity, and this is reinforced by the physiological limitation on their autonomy imposed by the menstrual cycle. It has been suggested that the menstrual cycle may actually be the major part of initiation from a woman's point of view, since it has the power to awaken the deepest sense of obedience to life's creative power over her. Thus she willingly gives herself to her womanly function, much as a man gives himself to his assigned role in the community life of his group. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#79. If we are to do justice to the essence of the thing we call spirit, we should really speak of a "higher" consciousness rather than of the unconscious. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#80. I always wonder about people who go to Rome as they might go, for example, to Paris or to London. Certainly Rome as well as these other cities can be enjoyed aesthetically but if you are affected to the depths of your being at every step by the spirit that broods there, if a remnant of a wall here and a column there gaze upon you with a face instantly recognised, then it becomes another matter entirely. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#81. Only what is really oneself has the power to heal. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#82. Real life is always tragic and those who do not know this have never lived. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#83. But, if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#84. We are always human and we should never forget the burden of being only human - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#85. When a person tries to obey the unconscious, he will often, as we have seen, be unable to do just as he pleases. But equally he will often be unable to do what other people want him to do. It often happens, for instance, that he must separate from his group-from his family, his partner, or other personal connections-in order to find himself. That is why it is sometimes said that attending to the unconscious makes people antisocial and egocentric. As a rule this is not true, for there is a little-known factor that enters into this attitude: the collective (or, we could even say, social) aspect of the Self. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#86. I found sometimes, that it is of great help in handling such a case, to encourage them, to express their peculiar contents either in the form of writing or of drawing and painting. There are so many incomprehensible intuitions in such cases, phantasy fragments that rise from the unconscious, for which there is almost no suitable language. I let my patients find their own symbolic expressions, their mythology. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#87. I have gradually learned to be cautious even in disbelief - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#88. But the supreme meaning is the path, the way and the bridge to what is to come. That is the God yet to come. It is not the coming God himself, but his image which appears in the supreme meaning. God is an image, and those who worship him must worship him in the image of the supreme meaning.

The supreme meaning is not a meaning and not an absurdity, it is image and force in one, magnificence and force together.

The supreme meaning is the beginning and the end. It is the bridge of going across and fulfillment.

The other Gods died of their temporality, yet the supreme meaning never dies, it turns into meaning and then into absurdity, and out of the fire and blood of their collision the supreme meaning rises up rejuvenated anew.

The image of God has a shadow. The supreme meaning is real and casts a shadow. For what can be actual and corporeal and have no shadow?

The shadow is nonsense. It lacks force and has no continued existence through itself. But nonsense is the inseparable and undying brother of the supreme meaning.

Like plants, so men also grow, some in light, others in the shadows. There are many who need the shadows and not the light.

The image of God throws a shadow that is just as great as itself.

The supreme meaning is great and small, it is as wide as the space of the starry Heaven and as narrow as the cell of the living body. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#89. The statistical method shows the facts in the light of the ideal average but does not give us a picture of their empirical reality. While reflecting an indisputable aspect of reality, it can falsify the actual truth in a most misleading way. This is particularly true of theories which are based on statistics. The distinctive thing about real facts, however, is their individuality. Not to put too fine a point on it, once could say that the real picture consists of nothing but exceptions to the rule, and that, in consequence, absolute reality has predominantly the character of irregularity. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#90. The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#91. Heaven has become for us the cosmic space of the physicists ... But 'the heart glows,' and a secret unrest gnaws at the roots of our being. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#92. Thus the interpretation of dreams, whether by the analyst or by the dreamer himself, is for the Jungian psychologist an entirely personal and individual business (and sometimes an experimental and very lengthy one as well) that can by no means be undertaken by rule of thumb.
The converse of this is that the communications of the unconscious are of the highest importance to the dreamer-naturally so, since the unconscious is at least half of his total being-and frequently offer him advice or guidance that could be obtained from no other source. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#93. It is not an "imitation of Christ" but its exact opposite: an assimilation of the Christ-image to his own self, which is the "true man."349 It is no longer an effort, an intentional straining after imitation, but rather an involuntary experience of the reality represented by the sacred legend. This - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#94. There are people, of course, who think it unscientific to take anything seriously; they do not want their intellectual playground disturbed by graver considerations. But the doctor who fails to take account of man's feelings for values commits a serious blunder, and if he tries to correct the mysterious and well-nigh inscrutable workings of nature with his so-called scientific attitude, he is merely putting his shallow sophistry in place of nature's healing processes. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#95. My soul spoke to me in a whisper, urgently and alarmingly: 'Words, words, do not make too many words. Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness, and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are all completely mired in madness?' "11 (2) Jung's soul: "There are hellish webs of words, only words . . . Be tentative with words, value them . . . for you are the first who gets snared in them. For words have meanings. With words you pull up the underworld. Word, the paltriest and the mightiest. In words the emptiness and the fullness flow together. Hence the word is an image of the God. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#96. The real mystery does not behave mysteriously or secretively; it speaks a secret language, it adumbrates itself by a variety of images which all indicate its true nature. I am not speaking of a secret personally guarded by someone, with a content known to its possessor, but of a mystery, a matter or circumstance which is "secret," i.e., known only through vague hints but essentially unknown. The real nature of matter was unknown to the alchemist: he knew it only in hints. In seeking to explore it he projected the unconscious into the darkness of matter in order to illuminate it. In order to explain the mystery of matter he projected yet another mystery - his own psychic background -into what was to be explained: Obscurum per obscurius, ignotum per ignotius! This procedure was not, of course, intentional; it was an involuntary occurrence. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#97. Naturally, society has an indisputable right to protect itself against arrant subjectivisms, but, in so far as society is itself composed of de-individualized human beings, it is completely at the mercy of ruthless individualists. Let it band together into groups and organizations as much as it likes – it is just this banding together and the resultant extinction of the individual personality that makes it succumb so readily to a dictator. A million zeros joined together do not, unfortunately, add up to one. Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally short-sighted age thinks only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations, though one would think that the world had seen more than enough of what a well-disciplined mob can do in the hand of a single madman. Unfortunately, this realization does not seem to have penetrated very far - and our blindness is extremely dangerous. People go on blithely organizing and believing in the remedy of mass action, without the least consciousness of the fact that the most powerful organizations can be maintained only by the greatest ruthlessness of their leaders and the cheapest of slogans.

Curiously enough, the Churches too want to avail themselves of mass action in order to cast out the devil with Beelzebub – the very Churches whose care is the salvation of the individual soul. They too do not appear to have heard anything of the elementary axiom of mass psychology, that the individual beco - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#98. Even a scientist is a human being. So it is natural for him, like others, to hate the things he cannot explain. It is a common illusion to believe that what we know today is all we ever can know. Nothing is more vulnerable than scientific theory, which is an ephemeral attempt to explain facts and not an everlasting truth in itself. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#99. Modern physics, having advanced into another world beyond conceivability, cannot dispense with the concept of a space-time continuum. Insofar as psychology penetrates into the unconscious, it probably has no alternative but to acknowledge the "indistinctness" or the impossibility of distinguishing between time and space, as well as their psychic relativity. The world of classical physics has not ceased to exist, and by the same token, the world of consciousness has not lost its validity against the unconscious… "Causality" is a psychologem (and originally a magic virtus) that formulates the connection between events and illustrates them as cause and effect. Another (incommensurable) approach that does the same thing in a different way is synchronicity. Both are identical in the higher sense of the term "connection" or "attachment." But on the empirical and practical level (i.e., in the real world), they are incommensurable and antithetical, like space and time.

[…]

I would now like to propose that instead of "causality" we have "(relatively) constant connection through effect," and instead of synchronicity we have (relatively) constant connection through contingency, equivalence, or "meaning. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#100. Most modern physicists have accepted the fact that the role played by the conscious ideas of an observer in every microphysical experiment cannot be eliminated; but they have not concerned themselves with the possibility that the total psychological condition (both conscious and unconscious) of the observer might play a role as well. As Pauli points out, however, we have at least no a priori reasons for rejecting this possibility. But we must loot at this as a still unanswered and an unexplored problem. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#101. Only the wounded physician heals... and then only to the extent he has healed himself. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#102. As we have seen with reference to the experiences of Gauss and Poincare, the mathematicians also discovered the fact that our representations are "ordered" before we become aware of them. B.L. van der Waerden, who cites many examples of essential mathematical insights arising from the unconscious, concludes: " ... the unconscious is not only able to associate and combine, but even to judge. The judgment of the unconscious is an intuitive one, but it is under favorable circumstances completely sure. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#103. We have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#104. The mirror does not flatter, it faithfully shows whatever looks into it; namely, the face we never show to the world because we cover it with the persona, the mask of the actor. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#105. Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one's being, but by integration of the contraries. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#106. Alcohol is the reduced form of spirit. Therefore, many people, lacking spirit, take to drink. They fill themselves with alcohol. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#107. God has fallen out of containment in religion and into human hearts - God is incarnating. Our whole unconscious is in an uproar from the God Who wants to know and to be known. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#108. There is no other way open to us ; we
are forced to resort to decisions and solutions where we formerly trusted ourselves to natural happenings. Every problem, therefore, brings the possibility of a widening of consciousness-but also the necessity of
saying good-bye to childlike unconsciousness and trust in nature. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#109. Dreams are, after all, compensations for the conscious attitude. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#110. The spirit of the depths even taught me to consider my action and my decision as dependent on dreams. Dreams pave the way for life, and they determine you without you understanding their language. One would like to learn this language, but who can teach and learn it? Scholarliness alone is not enough; there is a knowledge of the heart that gives deeper insight. The knowledge of the heart is in no book and is not to be found in the mouth of any teacher, but grows out of you like the green seed from the dark earth. Scholarliness belongs to the spirit of this time, but this spirit in no way grasps the dream, since the soul is everywhere that scholarly knowledge is not. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#111. All the higher grades of science, imagination and intuition play an increasingly important role over and above intellect and its capacity for application. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#112. [22]"The fact is that archetypal images are so packed with meaning in themselves that people never think of asking what they really do mean...In reality, however, he has merely discovered that up till then he has never thought about his images at all. And when he starts thinking about them, he does so with the help of what he calls "reason" - which in point of fact is nothing more than the sum-total of all his prejudices and myopic viwes. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#113. If you think along the lines of Nature then you think properly."
from the video "Carl Jung speaks about death - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#114. Creative power is mightier than its possessor. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#115. If we feel our way into the human secrets of the sick person, the madness also reveals its system, and we recognize in the mental illness merely an exceptional reaction to emotional problems which are not strange to us.
The Content of the Psychoses - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#116. Our psyche is part of nature, and its enigma is as limitless - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#117. I am not what happens to me. I choose who I become. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#118. Teachings about the "infantile-perverse-criminal" unconscious have led people to make a dangerous monster out of the unconscious, that really very natural thing. As if all that is good, reasonable, beautiful and worth living for had taken up its abode in consciousness! - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#119. As understanding deepens, the further removed it becomes from knowledge. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#120. I have done without electricity, and tend the fireplace and stove myself. Evenings, I light the old lamps. There is no running water, and I pump the water from the well. I chop the wood and cook the food. These simple acts make man simple; and how difficult it is to be simple! - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#121. It would be a ridiculous and unwarranted presumption on our part if we imagined that we were more energetic or more intelligent than the men of the past - our material knowledge has increased, but not our intelligence. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#122. The serious problems in life ... are never fully solved. If ever they should appear to be so it is a sure sign that something has been lost. The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#123. one form of life cannot simply be abandon unless it is exchanged for another - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#124. One cannot individuate as long as one is playing a role to oneself; the convictions one has about oneself are the most subtle form of persona and the most subtle obstacle against any true individuation. One can admit practically anything, yet somewhere one retains the idea that one is nevertheless so-and-so, and this is always a sort of final argument which counts apparently as a plus; yet it functions as an influence against true individuation. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#125. Whoever speaks in primordial images speaks with a thousand voices; he enthrals and overpowers ... he transmutes our personal destiny into the destiny of mankind, and evokes in us all those beneficent forces that ever and anon have enabled humanity to find refuge from every peril and to outlive the longest night. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#126. [...] the really complex and unfamiliar part of the human mind, from which symbols are produced, is still virtually unexplored. It seems almost incredible that though we receive signals from it every night, deciphering these communications seems too tedious for any but a very few people to be bothered with. Man's greatest instrument, his psyche, is little thought of, and it is often directly mistrusted and despised. "It's only psychological" too often means: It is nothing. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#127. As a consequence there are many people who become
neurotic because they are only normal, as there are
people who are neurotic because they cannot become
normal. For the former the very thought that you want
to educate them to normality is a nightmare; their
deepest need is really to be able to lead "abnormal"
lives. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#128. The more critical reason dominates, the more impoverished life becomes. When reason is overvalued, the individual suffers a loss. Relying more on facts and rationality than on imagination and theory detracts from the quality of a person's intellectual life. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#129. Shame is a soul eating emotion. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#130. The personality is seldom, in the beginning, what it will be later on. For this reason the possibility of enlarging it exists, at least during the first half of life. The enlargement may be effected through an accretion from without, by new vital contents finding their way into the personality from outside and being assimilated. In this way a considerable increase of personality may be experienced. We therefore tend to assume that this increase comes only from without, thus justifying the prejudice that one becomes a personality by stuffing into oneself as much as possible from outside. But the more assiduously we follow this recipe, and the more stubbornly we believe that all increase has to come from without, the greater becomes our inner poverty. Therefore, if some great idea takes hold of us from outside, we must understand that it takes hold of us only because something in us responds to it and goes out to meet it. Richness of mind consists in mental receptivity, not in the accumulation of possessions. What comes to us from outside, and, for that matter, everything that rises up from within, can only be made our own if we are capable of an inner amplitude equal to that of the incoming content. Real increase of personality means consciousness of an enlargement that flows from inner sources. Without psychic depth we can never be adequately related to the magnitude of our object. It has therefore been said quite truly that a man grows with the greatness of his task. But he - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#131. The image of the world is half the world. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#132. The most frequent manifestations of the anima takes the form of erotic fantasy. Men may be driven to nurse their fantasies by looking at films and strip-tease shows, or by day-dreaming over pornographic material. This is a crude, primitive aspect of the anima, which becomes compulsive only when a man does not sufficiently cultivate his feeling relationships-when his feeling attitude toward life has remained infantile. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#133. I must learn the dregs of my thought, my dreams, are the speech of my soul. I must carry them in my heart, and go back and forth over them in my mind, like the words of the person dearest to me. Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration? You think that the dream is foolish and ungainly. What is beautiful? What is ungainly? What is clever? What is foolish? The spirit of this time is your measure, but the spirit of the depths surpasses it at both ends. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#134. Anyone who takes the sure road is as good as dead. It - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#135. Thus Jung's interest, in contrast with Dasgupta's, were with yoga not as "philosophy and religion" but as psychology. Hence his definition of yoga was a psychological one: "Yoga was originally a natural process of introversion. . . . Such introversions lead to characteristic inner processes of personality changes. In the course of several thousand years these introversions became gradually organized as methods, and along widely differing ways."44 Jung's concern was not primarily with the canonical and organized methods and teachings of yoga but with the putative natural processes of introversion that originally underlay them. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#136. [The figure of the Trickster] is the collective shadow. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#137. Jung identifies the "Anthropos" ("Primal Man" or "Original Man"), "Christ," and the "Son" with God. The Anthropos begins as part of the unconscious godhead, emerges as an independent ego, eventually forgets his unconscious origin, must be reminded of it by the godhead, and then returns to it to form a unified - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#138. Whoever looks from inside knows that everything is new. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#139. Just as we tend to assume that the world is as we see it, we naively suppose that the people are as we imagine them to be. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#140. Man in the mass sinks unconsciously to an inferior moral and intellectual level, to that level which is always there, below the threshold of consciousness, ready to break forth as soon as it is activated by the formation of a mass.
...
Since nobody is capable of recognizing just where and how much he himself is possessed and unconscious, he simply projects his own condition upon his neighbor, and thus it becomes a sacred duty to have the biggest guns and the most poisonous gas. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#141. Obviously, the problem of the shadow plays a great role in all political conflicts. If the man who had this dream had not been sensible about his shadow problem, he could easily have identified the desperate Frenchman with the "dangerous Communists" of outer life, or the official plus the prosperous man with the "grasping capitalists." In this way he would have avoided seeing that he had within him such warring elements. If people observe their own unconscious tendencies in other people, this is called a "projection." Political agitation in all countries is full of such projections, just as much as the backyard gossip of little groups and individuals. Projections of all kinds obscure our view of our fellow men, spoiling its objectivity, and thus spoiling all possibility of genuine human relationships. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#142. Moderns consider themselves wholly rational, unemotional, scientific, and atheistic. Where earlier humanity had realized its unconscious through religion, moderns dismiss both religion and the unconscious as prescientific delusions. Instead, moderns proudly identify themselves with their ego and thereby boast of their omnipotence: nowadays most people identify themselves almost exclusively with their consciousness, and imagine that they - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#143. Every Roman was surrounded by slaves. The slave and his psychology flooded ancient Italy, and every Roman became inwardly, and of course unwittingly, a slave. Because living constantly in the atmosphere of slaves, he became infected through the unconscious with their psychology. No one can shield himself from such an influence. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#144. In such doubtful matters, where you have to work as a pioneer, you must be able to put some trust in your intuition and follow your feeling even at the risk of going wrong. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#145. The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection, in which are reflected the mythologems, i.e., the archetypes. In this vision astrology and alchemy, the two classical functionaries of the psychology of the collective unconscious, join hands. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#146. In studying the history of the human mind one is impressed again and again by the fact that the growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and that each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement. One could almost say that nothing is more hateful to man than to give up even a particle of his unconsciousness. Ask those who have tried to introduce a new idea! - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#147. Yet there is so much that fills me: plants,
animals, clouds, day and night, and the eternal in man. The
more uncertain I have felt about myself, the more there has
grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things. In fact it
seems to me as if that alienation which so long separated me
from the world has become transferred into my own inner world,
and has revealed to me an unexpected unfamiliarity with my­ self. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#148. The feeling of inner detachment and isolation is not in itself an abnormal phenomenon but is normal in the sense that consciousness has withdrawn from the phenomenal world and got outside time and space.

You will find the clearest parallels in Indian philosophy, especially in Yoga.

In your case the feeling is reinforced by your psychological studies.

The assimilated unconscious apparently disappears in consciousness without trace, but it has the effect of detaching consciousness from its ties to the object.

I have described this development in my commentary on the Golden Flower. It is a sort of integration process and an anticipation of consciousness.

The cross is an indication of this, since it represents an integration of the 4 (functions).

It is perfectly understandable that, when consciousness detaches itself from the object, the feeling arises that one does not know where one stands.

Actually one is standing nowhere, because standing has a below and an above.

But there one has no below and above at all, because spatiality pertains to the world of the senses, and consciousness possesses spatiality only when it is in participation with that world.

It is a not-knowing, which has the same positive character as nirvana in the Buddhist definition, or the wu-wei, not-doing, of the Chinese, which does not mean doing nothing.

The profound doubt you seem to be suffering fr - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#149. I am no longer alone with myself, and I can only artificially recall the scary and beautiful feeling of solitude. This is the shadow side of the fortune of love. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#150. It seemed to me I was living in an insane asylum of my own making. I went about with all these fantastic figures: centaurs, nymphs, satyrs, gods and goddesses, as though they were patients and I was analyzing them. I read a Greek or Negro myth as if a lunatic were telling me his anamnesis. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#151. But I was not my self, confronted with my thoughts. I should also rise up above my thoughts to my own self. My journey goes there, and that is why it leads away from men and events into solitude. Is it solitude, to be with oneself? Solitude is true only when the self is a desert.73 Should I also make a garden out of the desert? Should I people a desolate land? Should I open the airy magic garden of the wilderness? What leads me into the desert, and what am I to do there? Is it a deception that I can no longer trust my thoughts? Only life is true, and only life leads me into the desert, truly not my thinking, that would like to return to thoughts, to men and events, since it feels uncanny in the desert. My soul, what am I to do here? But my soul spoke to me and said, "Wait." I heard the cruel word. Torment belongs to the desert. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#152. I swayed between fear, defiance, and nausea, and was wholly the prey of my passion. I could not and did not want to listen to the depths. But on the seventh night, the spirit of the depths spoke to me: Look into your depths, pray to your depths, waken the dead. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#153. Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#154. Everything psychic is pregnant with the future. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#155. Where Voegelin seeks to show the Gnostic nature of modernity, Jonas seeks to show the modern nature of Gnosticism. Jonas draws parallels between ancient Gnosticism and modern, secular existentialism to prove that Gnosticism is existentialist, not that existentialism is Gnostic. For Jonas, both philosophies stress above all the radical alienation of human beings from the world. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#156. H.P. Lovecraft is for fantasy fiction what C.G. Jung is for analytical psychology. - Author: Bogdan Vaida
C G Jung quotes by Bogdan Vaida
#157. Just as the world of appearances can never become a moral problem for the man who merely senses it, the world of inner images is never a moral problem for the intuitive. For both of them it is an aesthetic problem, a matter of perception, a "sensation. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#158. Our psyche is set up in accord with the structure of the universe, and what happens in the macrocosm likewise happens in the infinitesimal and most subjective reaches of the psyche. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#159. And it is only the meaningful that sets us free. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#160. The stirring up of conflict is a Luciferian virtue in the true sense of the word. Conflict engenders fire, the fire of affects and emotions, and like every other fire it has two aspects, that of combustion and that of creating light. On the one hand, emotion is the alchemical fire whose warmth brings everything into existence and whose heat burns all superfluities to ashes (omnes superfluitates comburit). But on the other hand, emotion is the moment when steel meets flint and a spark is struck forth, for emotion is the chief source of consciousness. There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#161. Every step closer to my soul excites the scornful laughter of my devils, those cowardly ear-whisperers and poison-mixers. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#162. Only man as an individual human being lives; the state is just a system, a mere machine for sorting and tabulating the masses. Anyone, therefore, who thinks in terms of men minus the individual, in huge numbers, atomizes himself and becomes a thief and a robber to himself. He is infected with the leprosy of collective thinking and has become an inmate of that insalubrious stud-farm called the totalitarian State. Our - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#163. … the paradox is one of our most valued spiritual possessions... - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#164. Not the criticism of individual contemporaries will decide the truth or falsity of these discoveries, but future generations. There are things that are not yet true today, perhaps we dare not find them true, but tomorrow they may be. So every man whose fate it is to go his individual way must proceed with hopefulness and watchfulness, ever conscious of his loneliness and its dangers. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#165. Today has meaning only if it stands between yesterday and tomorrow. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#166. When, for instance, a highly esteemed professor in his seventies abandons his family and runs off with a young red-headed actress, we know that the gods have claimed another victim. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#167. (I) "My soul spoke to me in a whisper, urgently and alarmingly: 'Words, words, do not make too many words. Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness, and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are all completely mired in madness?'"
(2) Jung's soul: "There are hellish webs of words, only words ... Be tentative with words, value them ... for you are the first who gets snared in them. For words have meanings. With words you pull up the underworld. Word, the paltriest and mightiest. In words the emptiness and the fullness flow together. Hence the word is an image of the God."
(3) "But if the word is a symbol, it means everything. When the way enters death and we are surrounded by rot and horror, the way rises in the darkness and leaves the mouth as the saving symbol, the word. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#168. Like plants, so men also grow, some in the light, others in the shadows. There are many who need the shadows and not the light. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#169. It consisted essentially in a dialectical gymnastics which gave the symbol of speech, the word, an absolute meaning, so that words came in the end to have a substantiality with which the ancients could invest their Logos only by attributing to it a mystical value. The great achievement of scholasticism was that it laid the foundations of a solidly built intellectual function, the sine qua non of modern science and technology. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#170. A dream is nothing but a lucky idea that comes to us from the dark, all-unifying world of the psyche. What would be more natural, when we have lost ourselves amid the endless particulars and isolated details of the world's surface, than to knock at the door of dreams and inquire of them the bearings which would bring us closer to the basic facts of human existence? - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#171. But all our attempts have proved to be singularly ineffectual, and will continue to do so as long as we try to convince ourselves and the world that it is only they, our opponents, who are all wrong, morally and philosophically. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#172. There is no Archimedean point from which to judge, since the psyche is indistinguishable from its manifestations. The psyche is the object of psychology, and -fatally enough- also its subject. There is no getting away from this fact.
"Psychology and Religion" (1938). In CW 11: Psychology and Religion: West and East. P.8 - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#173. They do not realize that a myth is dead if it no longer lives and grows. Our myth has become mute, and gives no answers. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#174. Historically, it is chiefly in times of physical, political, economic and spiritual distress that men's eyes turn with anxious hope to the future, and when anticipations, utopias and apocalyptic visions multiply. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#175. The doctor is effective only when he himself is affected. Only the wounded physician heals - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#176. The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#177. Of course when one opens a coffin, one destroys it. Nevertheless a delicate odour of cedarwood will come forth. - Author: Miguel Serrano
C G Jung quotes by Miguel Serrano
#178. Every emotional state produces an alteration of consciousness which Janet called abaissement du niveau mental; that is to say there is a certain narrowing of consciousness and a corresponding strengthening of the unconscious which, particularly in the case-of strong affects, is noticeable even to the layman. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#179. The things that come to light brutally in insanity remain hidden in the background in neurosis, but they continue to influence consciousness nonetheless. When, therefore, the analysis penetrates the background of conscious phenomena, it discovers the same archetypal figures that activate the deliriums of psychotics. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#180. Words like "Society" and "State" are so concretized that they are almost personified. In the opinion of the man in the street, the "State," far more than any king in history, is the inexhaustible giver of all good; the "State" is invoked, made responsible, grumbled at, and so on and so forth. Society is elevated to the rank of a supreme ethical principle; indeed, it is even credited with positively creative capacities. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#181. That we are bound to the earth does not mean that we cannot grow; on the contrary it is the sine qua non of growth. No noble, well-grown tree ever disowned its dark roots, for it grows not only upward but downward as well. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#182. How totally different did the world appear to medieval man! For him the earth was eternally fixed and at rest in the centre of the universe…Men were all children of God under the loving care of the Most High, who prepared them for eternal blessedness; and all knew exactly what they should do and how they should conduct themselves in order to rise from a corruptible world to an incorruptible and joyous existence. Such a life no longer seems real to us, even in our dreams. - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#183. Before him exist neither question nor answer. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#184. Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#185. Observance of customs and laws can very easily be a cloak for a lie so subtle that our fellow human beings are unable to detect it. It may help us to escape all criticism, we may even be able to deceive ourselves in the belief of our obvious righteousness. But deep down, below the surface of the average man's conscience, he hears a voice whispering, 'There is something not right,' no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or by the moral code. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#186. To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#187. The secret is that only that which can destroy itself is truly alive. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#188. I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#189. The morbid thought had a power of its own that he could not control. It was not foreseen in his philosophical brand of psychology, where everything flowed neatly from consciousness and sense-perception. The professor admitted that his case was pathological, but there his thinking stopped, because it had arrived at the sacrosanct border-line between the philosophical and the medical faculty. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#190. It is under all circumstances an advantage to be in full possession of one's personality, otherwise the repressed elements will only crop up as a hindrance elsewhere, not just at some unimportant point, but at the very spot where we are most sensitive. If people can be educated to see the shadow-side of their nature clearly, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more self-knowledge can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#191. Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted ... - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#192. As Jung says more clearly of Christ: This Gnostic Christ ... symbolizes man's original unity and exalts it as the saving goal of his development. By composing - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#193. There is no place where those striving after consciousness could find absolutely safety. Doubt and insecurity are indispensable components of a complete life. Only those who can lose this life really can gain it. A complete life does not consist in a theoretical completeness, but in the fact that one accepts, without reservation, the particular fatal issue in which one finds oneself embedded, and that one tries to make sense of it or to create a cosmos from the chaotic mess into which one is born. If one lives properly and completely, time and again one will be confronted with a situation of which one will say, 'This is too much. I cannot bear it any more.' Then the question must be answered, 'Can one really not bear it? - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#194. Another common peculiarity of hysterics, namely, that of taking everything personally, of never being able to remain objective, and of allowing themselves to be carried away by momentary impressions; this again shows the characteristics of the enhanced object-libido. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#195. But if we understand anything of the unconscious, we know that it cannot be swallowed. We also know that it is dangerous to suppress it, because the unconscious is life and this life turns against us if suppressed, as happens in neurosis. Conscious and unconscious do not make a whole when one of them is suppressed and injured by the other. If they must contend, at least let it be a fair fight with equal rights on both sides. Both are aspects of life. Consciousness should defend its reason and protect itself, and the chaotic life of the unconscious should be given the chance of having its way too - as much of it as we can stand. This means open conflict and open collaboration at once. That, evidently, is the way human life should be. It is the old game of hammer and anvil: between them the patient iron is forged into an indestructible whole, an 'individual.' This, roughly, is what I mean by the individuation process. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#196. Knowledge of processes in the background early shaped my relationship to the world. Basically, that relationship was the same in my childhood as it is to this day.

As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. The loneliness began with the experiences of my early dreams, and reached its climax at the time I was working on the unconscious.

If a man knows more than others, he becomes lonely.

But loneliness is not necessarily inimical to companionship, for no one is more sensitive to companionship than the lonely man, and companionship thrives only when each individual remembers his individuality and does not identify himself with others." – (Memories Dreams and Reflections, Page 356) - Author: C.G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Jung
#197. To the scientific mind, such phenomena as symbolic ideas are most irritating, because they cannot be formulated in a way that satisfies our intellect and logic. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#198. We often dream about people from whom we receive a letter by the next post. I have ascertained on several occasions that at the moment when the dream occurred the letter was already lying in the post-office of the addressee. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#199. For two personalities to meet is like mixing two chemical substances: if there is any combination at all, both are transformed. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#200. The true leader is always led. - Author: C. G. Jung
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Jung
#201. He can't be an invisible boy when she can see him. He can't steal houses or the girl inside them, but he can build a bridge of moons and caramel cakes to get back to her. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#202. DNA sequencing of fecal samples from players in an international rugby union team showed considerably greater diversity of gut bacteria than samples from people who are more sedentary. - Author: C.G. Weber
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Weber
#203. If people cut him open, they'd never accuse him of being empty - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#204. Everybody leaves."
"I'm not leaving. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#205. I think the best way I can put it," Tom summarized, "was what I was once told that a Confederate prisoner said to his Union captor. The Yank said: 'Why do you fight us so hard, Reb?', and his prisoner replied: 'Because you are here, Yank'. - Author: C.G. Faulkner
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Faulkner
#206. She is the sun and her eyes burn stars. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#207. If Aunt Karen doesn't want us, we can find our own house." Sammy takes Avery's hand to cross the road.
"Can you do that?" Avery whispers. "Steal houses?"
"Yeah," Sammy says. "Yeah, of course I can. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#208. The creation of a nuclear weapons convention is not only achievable, it is imperative if civilisation is to survive. - Author: C. G. Weeramantry
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Weeramantry
#209. The back barn door opened, and in walked a vision in a billowing green dress. As she led in her mare, Mr. McBride's voice faded away as Tom's total attention turned to the girl. About twenty-one or two, Tom guessed. Not too tall, nor short. Beautiful heart-shaped face decorated with rosy cheeks and light freckles. Long auburn hair tied back in a ponytail. Perfectly set green eyes. Full-bosomed and hourglass shaped. Breathtaking. - Author: C.G. Faulkner
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Faulkner
#210. Those are not hollow words, casually spoken in order to offer shallow comfort. - Author: C.G. Ayling
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Ayling
#211. The main reason we are held hostage by the most destructive technology on earth is simple: the complete lack of international resolve to ban nuclear weapons and banish them from the arsenals of the world. - Author: C. G. Weeramantry
C G Jung quotes by C. G. Weeramantry
#212. Change your mind and change your whole life experience. - Author: C.G. Rousing
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Rousing
#213. Drowning,
Drowning on the land,
Drowning,
It doesn't end. - Author: C.G. Visser
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Visser
#214. Sam looks down at his fingers wrapped around Avery's phone. "I'll catch him if he falls."
"Who catches you?" Moxie says.
Sam stitches on a pretend smile. "It doesn't matter. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#215. Occasionally she glanced at him, asking with her glance, 'Is this what I think?' "I understand,' she said, blushing. "What is this word?' he said, pointing to the "n' that signified the word "never." ... She wrote: t, I, c,g,n,o,a. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
C G Jung quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#216. He's not exactly a stranger anymore. He showed Jack how to do a backflip. Someone tipped sand down his shirt. He gave Moxie a leg up over the chain fence on the way home. He's eaten their potato salad and worn their clothes.
The trouble is he stole it all, every moment. And that's the part people don't overlook. They feel betrayed. Betrayed people have the hardest fists. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#217. It's like being beaten – but with hope instead of fists. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#218. When the mind is free, magic happens. - Author: C.G. Rousing
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Rousing
#219. He floods the house with music that shook the world a hundred years ago. His fingers knot over complicated patterns and his thumbs fail when he needs them most. But, the Maestro's wrath aside, he owes it to the music to find perfection. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#220. You are worth more than a thousand perfect notes - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#221. If something even remotely sexist comes out of you mouth again,' Moxie says, her eyes glinting, 'I will take a pound of flesh per word. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#222. They collided, and rolled toward the precipice. Loose rocks shifted beneath them, causing a small avalanche that carried the two ragged enemies plunging off the edge towards the abyss below. - Author: C.G. Faulkner
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Faulkner
#223. Out back of the tannery had been, and I expect still is, a half-buried lagoon of arsenic-based insecticides and tanning chemicals, plus hundreds of barrels of crud-eating machinery detergents and other tannery process by-products, including lead and chromium. - Author: C.G. Bauer
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Bauer
#224. In the report made on behalf of the C.G.T. we affirmed that the Peace Treaty should, in accordance with the spirit of workers' organizations, lay the first foundations of the United States of Europe. - Author: Leon Jouhaux
C G Jung quotes by Leon Jouhaux
#225. Most people either say that they agree with Bernard Shaw or that they do not understand him. I am the only person who understands him, and I do not agree with him. G. K. C. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
C G Jung quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#226. If you can create something useful, its reachable audience (e.g., employers or customers) is essentially limitless - which greatly magnifies your reward. On the other hand, if what you're producing is mediocre, then you're in trouble, as it's too easy for your audience to find a better alternative online. Whether you're a computer programmer, writer, marketer, consultant, or entrepreneur, your situation has become similar to Jung trying to outwit Freud, or Jason Benn trying to hold his own in a hot start-up: To succeed you have to produce the absolute best stuff you're capable of producing - a task that requires depth. - Author: Cal Newport
C G Jung quotes by Cal Newport
#227. Genes are effectively one-dimensional. If you write down the sequence of A, C, G and T, that's kind of what you need to know about that gene. But proteins are three-dimensional. They have to be because we are three-dimensional, and we're made of those proteins. Otherwise we'd all sort of be linear, unimaginably weird creatures. - Author: Francis Collins
C G Jung quotes by Francis Collins
#228. Moxie's body relaxes and her shoulder leans against his. The pressure is warm and soft and everything. And he falls into it. Just a little. He won't let himself get too comfortable - he's not that stupid. But for the barest moment between patchwork frowns, he's wanted. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#229. She's going to see how bare the house is. How bleak. They don't own much, just useful furniture and filing cabinets of music. No decorations. His family collects bruises and German insults instead of crockery and photo frames. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#230. Ethan got some books out of an old trunk. They were history books, some passed down from his great-grandfather Tom through his grandfather Jeb and father Andrew. Ethan expected that he'd pass them on to his own child, one day. History and family trees had always been very important to the Fortner family. - Author: C.G. Faulkner
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Faulkner
#231. He hates how innocent her face is, how her lps are twisted in a quiet smile, how her breath puffs in globes of cold white. He hates it because she is hope and tomorrow and he is goodbye and the end. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#232. No, he likes her because there is sunshine in her eyes and she knows the secrets to smiling. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#233. Shut it, right there, or I'll give you a hole that won't shut." He pointed the Colt at Clinton, clicking back the hammer. - Author: C.G. Faulkner
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Faulkner
#234. Sharing music is personal because music speaks, it feels, it breathes. And it always says something about you. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#235. The goal is not to be famous. The goal is to write. And to love doing it every day. - Author: C.G. Coppola
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Coppola
#236. Beck closes his eyes. Forgets. Zones out so far he reaches the place deep inside where his own music lies. Little notes clamouring to be free. His own notes. His own creations. His fingers tap a tattoo against his other clammy palm. If people cut him open, they'd never accuse him of being empty. He's not a shell of a pianist - he's a composer. Cut his chest and see his heart beat with a song all his own. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#237. It looks like you'll be dying in Hellfire after all, Captain!" Slaughter shouted. "Just like your family in that Georgia shack did. Ha! Oh yes, I heard their screams inside! It was music to my ears!"
Tom shouted back across the flames. "Whether you die by my hands today or not, you'll be the one in Hell, with your twin Lucifer, you MURDERING BASTARD! - Author: C.G. Faulkner
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Faulkner
#238. He's so empty. They tried to stitch him back together, but too much already fell out. Stars and buttons and caramel truffles. - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#239. Music is nothing unless it fills your soul with colour and passion and dreams - Author: C.G. Drews
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Drews
#240. Slaughter personified to him every evil of this war. It would never end for Tom until he had dealt with Slaughter. His chance had been delayed last night. The next time he encountered the Colonel, he'd kill him. - Author: C.G. Faulkner
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Faulkner
#241. The only wand you'll ever need is a better-feeling thought. - Author: C.G. Rousing
C G Jung quotes by C.G. Rousing

Famous Authors

Popular Topics